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 By Chris Bieri    Sports    March 27, 2024

After 25 years as coach, Wrangell grad Archie Young leaves Mt. Edgecumbe

Archie Young likes to joke that August is like Christmas for the coaches at Mt. Edgecumbe, full of surprises for the season ahead. The state-run public boarding school in Sitka has new students...

 By Annie Berman    News    March 27, 2024

Research says Alaska teacher salaries below Lower 48 average

Teacher salaries in Alaska are not competitive when compared to much of the Lower 48, according to new research from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. Alaska teachers are paid below the national a...

 By Annie Berman    News    March 27, 2024

Research says Alaska teacher salaries below Lower 48 average

Teacher salaries in Alaska are not competitive when compared to much of the Lower 48, according to new research from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. Alaska teachers are paid below the national a...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    March 13, 2024

Legislators look for answers to help beleaguered seafood industry

Russian fish flooding global markets and other economic forces beyond the state’s border have created dire conditions for Alaska’s seafood industry. Now key state legislators are seeking to establish a task force to come up with responses to the low... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    March 6, 2024

Developer wants to build housing on former hospital property

A Georgia-based developer who has taken a liking to Wrangell has offered the borough $200,000 for the former hospital property, with plans to tear down the building and construct as many as 48 new housing units. Wayne Johnson’s offer on the 2-acre p...


Student figured out how to upgrade livestreams from high school gym

What began about a year and a half ago as a side project for high school student Spencer Petticrew would eventually evolve to become his senior project: the livestreaming video setup at Wrangell High...


Story of Alaska's income tax like a soap opera

Just because few to none of Alaska’s elected officials are talking about bringing back the personal income tax is no reason to ignore its anniversary. OK, maybe it’s weird to celebrate your anniversary with an ex, but it’s different with the state in...


It's smart to try on different work shoes

This column has little to do with actual footwear — dress shoes if you have an office job, work boots if you’re a contractor, comfortable shoes if you’re on your feet all day or rubber boots if you work on a fishing boat. It’s about walking in thei...


Mural painting provides student another way to explore Tlingit culture

Throughout her high school years, senior Mia Wiederspohn has been very invested in "everything Tlingit," learning Indigenous studies and its history in Wrangell. She worked with mentor and teacher...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    January 10, 2024

Job gains forecast in Alaska, but working-age population decline a problem

Alaska is expected to gain 5,400 jobs in 2024, an increase of 1.7% over the past year and enough to nudge total state employment above 2019 levels for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, according to the newly published annual... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    January 10, 2024

Federally funded project will look for rare earth elements in seaweed

What if prized rare earth elements could be extracted from seaweed, avoiding the need to dig into the ground for the materials used in technology and renewable-energy equipment? That question will be addressed by a new project to examine whether... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    December 6, 2023

Changing climate expected to increase landslide risks in Alaska

As Wrangell continues to deal with the landslide that killed six people, Alaskans face a long-term challenge: How to prevent tragedies in the future as mountainous regions of the state become more unstable. “These landslides affecting Alaskans are g... Full story

 By Joaqlin Estus    News    December 6, 2023

National conservation group now supports landless Natives legislation

The Wilderness Society conservation group has changed its position and now supports a bill that would create five new Alaska Native corporations in Southeast Alaska. It historically has opposed the creation of the new corporations. Federal... Full story


New director wants to add exhibits, events at Nolan Center

Jeanie Arnold, who started work as the new director at the Nolan Center on Nov. 27, said she wants to "provide an overall sense of joy to the community of Wrangell through artistic exposure and...

 By Iris Samuels    News    November 22, 2023

Lt. Gov. Dahlstrom running for U.S. House against Peltola

Alaska Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom is running for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House, challenging Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola in the 2024 election. In her campaign announcement on Nov. 14, Dahlstrom dubbed herself “a conservative Republican, law enf...

 By Becky Bohrer    News    November 8, 2023

Amount of the PFD has become an annual political battle

Nearly every Alaskan received a $1,312 payment last month, their annual share from the earnings of the state’s nest-egg oil fund. Some use the money for extras like vacations but others — particularly in high-cost rural Alaska where jobs and hou...

 By James Brooks    News    November 8, 2023

Last surviving signer of Alaska Constitution dies at 99

Vic Fischer, the last living signer of the Alaska Constitution and active in progressive state politics for seven decades, died Oct. 22 at age 99. His death came after several years of declining health and an extended stay in hospice care. Born May 4... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    October 18, 2023

Historian assembles 40 years of stories from Wrangell Institute

Award-winning historian Ronan Rooney’s latest project is filling up a new webpage with interviews, photos, government and university reports — even the student newspaper and yearbooks — remembering the Wrangell Institute Bureau of Indian Affai...

 By Becky Bohrer    News    August 16, 2023

Tourism traffic advances in Juneau while prime-attraction glacier recedes

Thousands of tourists spill onto a boardwalk in Alaska’s capital city every day from cruise ships towering over downtown. Vendors hawk shoreside trips and rows of buses stand ready to whisk visitors away, with many headed for the area’s crown jew...

 By Caroleine James    News    July 26, 2023

Medical student comes to town through rural health care program

A medical student is visiting the Wrangell Medical Center for a month this summer to learn more about rural medicine and prepare herself for a future as a physician in Alaska. Christine Richter, who...

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 12, 2023

Report says rural districts need to pay more to hire and retain teachers

Alaska school districts that are remote and serve mainly students from low-income households need to pay substantially more than they currently do to attract and retain teachers, a study from University of Alaska researchers found. Matthew Berman, a... Full story

 By Alex DeMarban    News    July 5, 2023

U.S. surgeon general hears about shortage of youth mental health services in Alaska

The nation’s surgeon general heard from Alaska mental health care advocates on June 26 about the need for more resources to address what they say is a crisis that is leading to more suicides, eating disorders and depression among young Alaskans. D...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    July 5, 2023

State surveillance finds new tick species moving into Alaska

More than 2,000 ticks collected over a decade in Alaska revealed a pattern: New tick species are being introduced to the state, often through dogs traveling from the south. They're joining the... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2023

Legislators disappointed but not surprised at governor's education funding veto

Southeast legislators said they were disappointed that Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed half of the one-time increase in state money for K-12 public schools, but will try again next year to address education funding needs. “We heard from school districts a...

 By Mark Thiessen    News    June 28, 2023

First U.S. deep-water Arctic port will cost $600 million in Nome

The cruise ship with about 1,000 passengers anchored off Nome, too big to squeeze into the city’s tiny port. Its well-heeled tourists had to shimmy into small boats for another ride to shore. It was 2016, and at the time, the cruise ship Serenity w...


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